Thu, Jun 13, 2019 to Sat, Jun 15, 2019
Granlibakken, Tahoe City
General Info

General Info

We invite you to attend the 27th Annual Classified Leadership Institute and enjoy three information-packed days at Granlibakken Conference Center in beautiful Tahoe City. In partnership with the California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS), the annual Institute focuses on leadership training, professional development, and effective staff participation in the participatory governance process, both at the local and state-wide levels. 


  • General session and motivational speakers
  • Breakout sessions focusing on leadership tools, senate building, professional development, and shared governance resources
  • Opportunity drawing, college memento exchange and Graffiti Boards
  • Ample networking opportunities 
  • Presentation of awards and recognitions
  • Legislative & budget updates 
  • 4CS Annual Board Meeting 
  • College Spirit Competition and Scavenger Hunt


The schedule is subject to change

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

  4:00 p.m.   Hotel Check-in

Thursday, June 13, 2019

 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

 8:00 a.m.  Registration Opens

 8:00 a.m.   Opportunity Drawing Open

 8:00 a.m.   Elections Open

 9:00 a.m.   Newcomer Session

10:15 a.m.  Welcome & Opening General Session

12:00 p.m.  Buffet Lunch

  1:15 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions

  2:30 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions

  5:30 p.m.  Spirit Social Hour

  6:30 p.m.  Dinner

Friday, June 14, 2019

  8:00 a.m.   Buffet Breakfast / Senate President Breakfast

  8:00 a.m.   Opportunity Drawing Opens

  8:00 a.m.   Elections Opens

  9:15 a.m.   Concurrent Sessions

10:30 a.m.   Concurrent Sessions

12:00 p.m.   Buffet Lunch

  1:15 p.m.   General Session: Leadership

  5:30 p.m.   President’s Hosted Social Hour

  6:30 p.m.   Awards Dinner

  8:30 p.m.   Music and Dancing

Saturday, June 15, 2018

  8:00 a.m.   Buffet Breakfast

  9:00 a.m.   4CS Annual Business Meeting

 10:00 a.m.  General Session: Legislative Update

 11:00 a.m.  Review of 2019 & Building CLI 2020

 12:00 p.m.  Conference Closes

12:30 p.m.   4CS Executive Board Meeting



Conference registration fees include all conference activities and meals. Fees do not include lodging, all attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations. 

Early Bird General Registration: $640
Early Bird Presenter Registration: $590

Early Bird Registration ends on Friday, March 1, 2019, at which time registration will increase to the following rates:
General Registration: $665
Presenter Registration: $615

If you have questions about registration, please contact Sadie Brown at (916) 444-8641 or

Cancellation Policy
All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration email Sadie Brown at A $50 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Full payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. If you have any questions, please contact Sadie Brown at  

Registration closes on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, or when space fills. 

Hotel & Travel Info

Hotel Accommodations

The Granlibakken Conference Center is a rustic resort located in Tahoe City, California. Participants stay in rustic but comfortable shared quarters ranging from hotel style room to a condo with multiple rooms. You will make your own hotel reservations by calling Granlibakken at (800) 543-3221 and asking for the CCLC19 room block. Please see the room fee list. Only a specific number of single lodging will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make your reservations early for the best available conference accommodations.

Because Granlibakken will be sold out the evenings we are there, there will be very little opportunity to move you to another room. The hotel will attempt to accommodate all special requests, but will make no guarantees.

If you plan to bring family members, please be sure to reserve a single room. If more than one room is needed, please book the additional room(s) directly with the hotel and not within the CLI room block. Family members are not included in reservations for CLI meals or activities, so please plan to pay for their meals and hotel services separately. Additional meals for the Awards Dinner must be purchased via the CCLC registration process. “Guest Meals” include any individual joining you for a meal who is not registered for the conference.

The conference fee covers conference registration costs, facilities, and dinners. Lodging fees cover all scheduled breakfast and lunch meals and access to hotel services. Please understand that the CLI room block is limited and that rooms are available and reserved for conference participants only. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Area Information

Located within a mile of Lake Tahoe, Granlibakken is 55 minutes from Reno, two hours from Sacramento and four hours from San Francisco. Nestled in its own picturesque mountain valley, Granlibakken is situated on 74 acres of wooded grounds with a large heated pool, six tennis courts, two saunas, and an outdoor spa plus nearby nature trails, river rafting, golf and boating on Lake Tahoe. For more information on Granlibakken, its location, and the surrounding area, view their website at For those of you who plan to arrive prior to Wednesday, June 12th, or stay later Saturday, we ask that you make your own arrangements. Since Granlibakken may be sold out on those evenings, it may be necessary for you stay at another property. For assistance, contact the North Lake Tahoe Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at 800/824-6348.

Travel Information

Parking  – Parking is complimentary at Granlibakken for attendees of the Classified Leadership Institute.


Granlibakken offers airport shuttle service from and to the Reno/Tahoe International Airport for $98/person (single rider) or $49/person (2 + passengers). Guests wishing to book the shuttle should call (800) 543-3221 seven days or more in advance. The airport shuttle is by reservation only. If at all possible, please try to coordinate your travel times with others attending the seminar. For several people traveling together, it is probably cost effective to look into renting a car rather than taking a shuttle.


From San Francisco/Sacramento:
From Sacramento, 100 miles from Granlibakken, take Interstate 80 East toward Reno/North Lake Tahoe. . Take Exit 185 for State Highway 89S going right at the traffic circle. Take the first exit onto CA-89 S. Drive 15 miles to Tahoe City, CA. Upon entering Tahoe City, before the stop light in Tahoe City, bear to the right, crossing over the bridge and continuing for a one-half mile to Granlibakken Road on your right.

From Reno/Tahoe International Airport (54 miles):
Take Highway 395 North onramp from the Airport to I-80 West/Sacramento to Exit 185 (Truckee) to CA-89 S to Tahoe City. Follow directions listed above from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe/ Granlibakken.

From Southern California:
Take I-405 North toward Sacramento. Continue on I-5N. Take exit 522 to merge onto I-80 E toward Reno.  Follow directions listed above from Sacramento to North Lake Tahoe/Granlibakken or Take US-395 North; continue onto US-50 West, then NV-28 South, at the traffic circle exit onto Tahoe Blvd onto NV-28 West/Lakeshore Blvd and follow signs to Granlibakken.

Meetings & Activities

Meetings & Activities

4CS Business Meeting
The California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) will be holding their annual business meeting, swearing in officers and acting on various items on Saturday, June 15. The Business Meeting is open to all classified staff of the California Community Colleges. Registration for the conference is not necessary to attend only the 4CS Business Meeting.

Opportunity Drawing
The annual 4CS Opportunity Drawing will be held throughout the first two days of the conference. The purpose of the drawing is to raise funds to support the operations of the 4CS. Please also consider bringing something to donate to the 4CS Opportunity Drawing either as an individual or from your senate. If you need more information, please contact Karen Jimenez at

Memento Exchange
Individual participants are encouraged to bring a memento that is representative of their college to exchange with other participants. The memento exchange is designed to encourage networking and interaction between participants.


CLI Awards and Recognition Program

2019 Outstanding Classified Staff Recognition Program. Our goal is to include and recognize, statewide, all classified staff that has received an award anytime from July 2018 through May 2019. With your help, they will be included in our slide presentation during the Classified Leadership Institute 2019 and on our website following the event. The award submissions will be collected online. Please forward this information to others on your campus who can submit awardees. For additional information please email Justin Hunt at